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Washington Redskins Betting Odds – NFL Football Futures

Washington Redskins Betting Odds – NFL Football Futures

The Redskins Rebuild continues! Well, scouring the lineup, there still seems to be a whole lot of overrated talent – talent that wore out their welcome on other teams. Tim Hightower was brought in to compete and possibly take over the feature Running Back role – ugh!

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A look at the numbers:

Last season – 6-10 SU, 10-5-1 ATS
Projection this season – 5-11 (4th in NFC East)
Redskins Super Bowl XLVI Odds: +6000
Redskins 2011/12 NFC – +1500
2011 Redskins NFC East Lines – +1000

And Sean Locklear was signed to help on what was a very disappointing offensive line from last season – double ugh!

The supposed issues on the club are now gone – Donovan McNabb and Albert Haynesworth were traded away and Carlos Rogers and Philip Daniels bolted during the Free Agency period. Getting rid of locker room cancers may be considered a good thing but the fact remains that these four guys were at one time elite players, ones that all suited up for the Redskins last season.

Going into the 2011 season the question begs – Where is the offense going to come from? Rex Grossman? John Beck? Tim Hightower? Rex Grossman actually played well last season when he started the final three games for McNabb with two 300-yard outings. He did throw seven touchdowns in those games but also was responsible for four interceptions.

But who is the QB supposed to throw the ball to? An over-the-hill Santana Moss, Donte Stallworth or Anthony Armstrong? Hardly a unit that will strike the fear of God into opposing defenses!

As for the running game Ryan Torain was OK last season (867 yards and six touchdowns in eight starts) but like in every year since college, injury sidelined him. Tim Hightower was brought in to fight for carries but perhaps the most intriguing back in the fold is rookie Roy Helu who should get some serious attention in DC this season. Believe it – there is a slight glimmer of optimism for optimism albeit not much! [soliloquy id=”82219″]

The Skin were brutal last season offensively and only time will tell if they will improve. They gave up 46 sacks (28th), threw 19 interceptions (22nd), their quarterbacks averaged a passer rating of 77.99 (21st) and they converted on 3rd down only 29.33% of the time (31st).

Defensively the Redskins had some work to do as well. They allowed opposing quarterbacks to pose a passer rating of 89.62 (24th), allowed running backs to average 4.6 yards per carry (26th), only sacked the quarterback 29 times (25th), and intercepted them 14 times (19th). Not good! If there were any moves that made the Skins better this offseason, they are difficult to see.

In an uber-offensive division, Washington’s upgrades appear to be band aids, not real fixes for the multitude of problems with that unit.

Washington Redskins NFC East Prediction: The Washington Redskins did some good work in the draft this year but to think that it will be enough for this team to compete right away is a pipe-dream at best. In a quarterback driven league there is no reason to think that the Skins can be successful with Rex Grossman or John Beck running the offense.

There are simply too many holes on the Skins roster.

Add in the fact that they play in the very tough NFC East and have teams like Patriots, Jets and Dolphins on the schedule and the writing is on the wall for this team. 5 wins seems possible, 7 seems improbable.

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